C/Wealth Games: Women’s relay teams win medals, men disqualified

C/Wealth Games: Women’s relay teams win medals, men disqualified

Contrasting results for Nigeria’s relay teams on day 10 of the XXI Commonwealth Games in Australia. While the women’s 4x100m team won a bronze, 4x400m cliched a silver, the men’s team got disqualified.

Nigeria women’s 4x400m relay team won a silver in a time of 3:25.29 seconds behind Jamaica who won gold in 3:24.00 seconds while Botswana finished with a bronze medal in 3:26.86 seconds.

The quartet of Patience Okon-George, Yinka Ajayi, Folashade Abugan and Glory Nathaniel did enough to finish on the podium on day 10 of the Commonwealth Games.

The quartet of Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, Tobi Amusan and Rosemary Chukwuma won bronze in the women’s 4x100m with a time of 42.75 seconds. England took gold with a National Record (NR) of 42.46 seconds while Jamaica clinched silver in 42.52 seconds.

Earlier, the men’s 4x100m was disqualified for a poor baton exchange and lane violation. The quartet of Ogho-Oghene Egwero, Usheorishe Itsekiri, Enoch Adegoke and Seye Ogunlewe were on course to win a medal but were hindered by an error during the baton exchange.

England took the gold with a record of 38.15 seconds, South Africa took silver with a National Record (NR) of 38.24 seconds while Jamaica won bronze in 38.35 seconds.

Earlier, Faith Bazuaye dropped two games for the first time in the women’s TT6-10 competition eventually losing to Australia’s Melissa Tapper 3-1 (7-11, 11-2,11-6,11-3) in the final.

Aruna Quadri made it to the final of the men’s singles table tennis. He defeated India’s Sharath Achanta 4-0 (12-10, 11-9, 11-9, 11-7). The final is scheduled to take place on Sunday.

In the Women’s High Jump final, Nigeria’s Doreen Amata made her best clearance of 1.80m, and after two failed attempts at 1.84m, retired to finish in 10th place.

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